its tisha b’av today so i’m fasting because i’m nationalistic if nothing much else. i went to the tayelet last night and when i looked over the edge i saw three things:
1. orange lights of the jerusalem skyline
2. blue lights of the jerusalem skyline
3. arab teenagers and their parents picnicing on the grass below.
this was disturbing because to me it symbolized something terrible. orange and blue are the colours of opposing jews these days, and arabs playing on israeli grass is a happy picture of normalcy that will come to pass if orange and blue don’t evaporate or blend to become an ugly shade of (nationalistic) brown.